§ 20-2009-B. Opportunity scholarships
Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: July 8, 2022
Effective: July 8, 2022
24 P.S. § 20-2009-B
Formerly cited as PA ST 72 P.S. § 8709-F
§ 20-2009-B. Opportunity scholarships
(b) Award.--An opportunity scholarship organization may award an opportunity scholarship to an applicant who resides within the attendance boundary of a low-achieving school to attend a participating public school or a participating nonpublic school selected by the parent of the applicant. If an applicant who received an opportunity scholarship for the prior school year resides within the attendance boundary of a school that was removed from the list of low-achieving schools provided by the department under subsection (a), the applicant may receive an opportunity scholarship. The opportunity scholarship may be for each year of enrollment in a participating public school or participating nonpublic school for up to the lesser of five years or until completion of grade 12, provided the applicant otherwise remains eligible. In awarding scholarships, an opportunity scholarship organization shall give preference to any of the following:
(c) Home schooling.--An opportunity scholarship organization shall not award an opportunity scholarship to an applicant for enrollment in a home education program under section 1327.1.2
(3) In no case shall the combined amount of the opportunity scholarship awarded to a recipient and any additional financial assistance provided to the recipient exceed the tuition rate and school-related fees for the participating public school or participating nonpublic school that the recipient will attend.
(2) The information required under paragraph (1) shall be submitted on a form provided by the department. No later than the October 15 preceding each school year, the department shall annually distribute or make available electronically to each school in this Commonwealth the forms on which the reports are required to be made.
(4) The department shall annually transmit notice of a list of each school designated as an economically disadvantaged school under this section to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The list shall be posted and updated as necessary on the department's publicly accessible Internet website.
(5)(i) Each school that has been designated by the department as an economically disadvantaged school for an applicable school year shall notify the department by no later than November 30 of the applicable school year of the following information for each recipient of a scholarship registered to attend the school for the applicable school year:
(ii) The information submitted in this paragraph shall be provided to the scholarship organization for economically disadvantaged schools who shall distribute the money in accordance with section 2003-B(d.3).3
(iii) Information submitted by a school designated by the department as an economically disadvantaged school shall remain confidential and shall not be subject to the act of February 14, 2008 (P.L. 6, No. 3),4 known as the Right-to-Know Law. The information can be used for administration of the program.
1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XX-B, § 2009-B, added 2016, July 13, P.L. 716, No. 86, § 13, imd. effective. Amended 2019, June 28, P.L. 117, No. 16, § 15, effective July 1, 2019; 2022, July 8, P.L. 620, No. 55, § 41, imd. effective.
24 P.S. § 6-601-A et seq.
24 P.S. § 13-1327.1.
24 P.S. § 20-2003-B.
65 P.S. § 67.101 et seq.
24 P.S. § 20-2009-B, PA ST 24 P.S. § 20-2009-B
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 32. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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